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Typical Curriculum for Materials Physics Major

Freshmen Year

 

Fall

 

Credits

 
PHYS 110 General Physics I 4
MSC 1 4
CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science I 4
OMRC 1 4
Total semester credits 16

 

Spring

 

Credits

 
PHYS 210 General Physics II 4
MSC 2 4
CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science II (recommended) 4
OMRC 2 4
Total semester credits 16

 

Sophomore Year

 

Fall

 

Credits

 
PHYS 240 Modern Physics 4
MSC 3 4
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 1
OMRC 3 4
Total semester credits 13

 

Spring

 

Credits

 
PHYS 371 Methods of Mathematical Physics 4
PHYS 215 Electronics 2
OMRC 4 4
OMRC 5 4
General Elective 2
Total semester credits 16

 

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

Credits

 
PHYS 340 Optics 4
PHYS 330 Quantum Mechanics 4
PHYS 341 Upper-Division Laboratory I 4
PHYS 350 Physics Colloquium 1
OMRC 6 4
Total semester credits 17

 

Spring

 

Credits

 
PHYS 342 Upper-Division Laboratory II 2
PHYS 333 Solid State Physics 4
PHYS 350 Physics Colloquium 1
OMRC 7 4
OMRC 8 4
Total semester credits 15

 

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

Credits

 
PHYS 320 Electromagnetism 4
PHYS 350 Physics Colloquium 1
PHYS 450 Advanced Materials 4
OMRC 9 4
General Elective 4
Total semester credits 17

 

Spring

 

Credits

 
PHYS 299 Directed Research for Advanced Undergraduates 4
PHYS 350 Physics Colloquium 1
OMRC 10 4
OMRC 11 4
General Elective 4
Total semester credits 14-17